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Homeschooling-Step by step

The Bible does not say, “Thou shalt home school.” Nor does it say, “Thou shalt Christian school.” Nor “Thou shalt government school.” However, Scripture does have a lot to say about education.

 

Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language defines education as “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” It further states that the verb educate means “to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.”

 

It is interesting to see that education is defined in terms of preparing for goals: mature life, particular calling. It does not exist for its own sake. For the Christian, education’s goal is a mature life in Christ with a particular calling from His and our Father. While this process of instruction, training, and developing is truly a lifelong process, Scripture addresses the education of children in special ways.

 

Let us look at two important Biblical standards for those of us who are Christians as we consider the endeavor of educating our offspring whom God has given us for a time. It is the right and the responsibility of believing parents to oversee the total development of our children.

In Psalm 78, especially verses 1 through 8, we find foundational information for the enterprise of education on the part of Christians.

O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old – what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their forefathers – a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.

Here we find directions from God about educating the next generation.

First, note to whom the passage is addressed. It is not addressed to the superintendent or administrator of the schools in the local government district. It is not addressed to the principal of the area Christian school. It is addressed tomy people. God is addressing His own people about passing on the legacy of the praiseworthy deeds of their Creator.

 

Next, we have a Biblical call to be involved in decisions about curriculum, the course of study. Verses 3b to 6 outline the basic information fathers are to pass on to their children.What we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.

 

He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commended our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.It is not expected that children will be turned over to outside sources who to determine what they will learn.

It is expected that character formation will be an integral part of the training of the next generation. Verses 7 and 8 list the primary behavior goals:

 

Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their forefathers – a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.It is our call, our right, to be involved in the character formation of the next generation in preparing to lead the church and the society until Christ comes back.

Let’s not ignore the key aspect of the evangelism of our children contained in these verses. In this sense, evangelism is not meant to be the narrow view of sharing with them the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rather, it can be taken in the broader sense of inculcating our children with a Biblical worldview that touches every area of life. The call is to surround our children with stories of the trustworthy deeds of our Lord.

We have the right, according to God, not only to be intimately involved, but to be in charge of our children’s development. In Deuteronomy 6:4-9 we are given instructions on how that growth is to be encouraged.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

We are to impress the Lord’s commandments on our children. We are to talk about them when we sit at home and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up. We should be having constant conversations with our children about God’s precepts and His call for us to love Him with all our heart and soul and strength. Their lives should be surrounded by “billboards” of experiences proclaiming the truth as if there were symbols in our bodies and messages on our doorframes and gates.

Responsibility

In conjunction with these rights, Christian parents have certain Biblical responsibilities. Ephesians 6:4 is written primarily to fathers, Christian heads of households. However, in homes where the father is no longer present, this verse is directed to the mother who must assume the position of head of household:  Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. There is an important balance here that is made more poignant by a paraphrase used by Dr. Francis Schaeffer, “Fathers, do not drive your children up the wall.”

We are responsible to see that our children are brought up in an atmosphere of godly learning. We are not to frustrate them with pointless rules and inconsistent standards. They are to receive training and instruction of the Lord, not of science or the new age. It is the parents’ responsibility to oversee this training and instruction, even if we choose to send them elsewhere for their academic education.

Historically, education was based in the home. Children followed their parents through the activities of their days and as they grew took on an apprenticeship type of role. Their parents provided any instruction children received in reading, writing, or calculating skills. Even when tutors appeared in wealthier families, they carried on their instruction in the home under the direction of the parents. In America this home-based education was built firmly on Christian principles.

It wasn’t until 1843 that Horace Mann brought the concept of compulsory, state-sponsored schools back from a trip to Germany. The ability of such an educational system to produce a civic-minded populace impressed him greatly. Mann was instrumental in the creation of “common schools” that would protect the well being of the U.S. republic by turning out good citizens. He extended the education revolution to include Normal Schools, a system of upper level institutions to train public school teachers.

During the early days of the development of the U.S. public school system, local schools were quite autonomous. Although children attended a central location, parents were still heavily involved in their education. They had the power to elect and terminate the schoolmaster. Indeed, they usually paid his salary. The curriculum reflected the common values of the community and the Bible was the main source of instruction.

As our nation has developed, this consensus has been lost. Communities have diverse populations that represent a variety of interests and value systems. The government has increased its interest in creating good citizens and is now involved in every local school. The Word of God has been expelled and the majority determines policies and programs from a humanist worldview. All sorts of outside topics, such as the acceptance of alternative lifestyles, are added to the academic agenda. Attendance is compulsory from an early age and there are severe penalties for truancy.

Today parents are often made to feel that we must delegate our educational responsibility to the trained professionals in government schools or some other institutional setting. The truth is that we are responsible before God for every area of our children’s education. Therefore we must choose the best possible setting for that to occur. It is not a decision for government, local school boards, or even churches to make. It belongs to the Family

Auszug aus dem BuchHomeschooling-step by step von Curt und Sandra Lovelace      http://www.lifeworkforum.org/about-us/

 

 

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Mein Körper

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Die Lapbookvorlagen sind von :

http://www.zaubereinmaleins.de/startseite/home…./

Im internen( kostenpflichtigen) Bereich (einmalig 20 Euro) gibt es viele tolle Kopiervorlagen , die ganz viel Arbeit abnehmen !!

Bildnerische Erziehung zum Thema

Left Brain vs. Right Brain

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Denkste ?! Verblüffende Fragen und Antworten rund um das Gehirn

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Hilfreiche Links :

http://vs-material.wegerer.at/sachkunde/su_skelett.htm

 

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http://www.spelloutloud.com/human-body-learning-about-heart.html

 

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Brain Hemisphere Hat

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Papierfaltkörper 

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Und solange er den Herrn suchte ,liess Gott es ihm gelingen 2.Chronik 26,5b

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“Have you ever heard about public speakers, who give talks on the subject of succeeding in life? How to become prosperous and successful in whatever career you have chosen? They have multiple and varied strategies for how to accomplish your goals. How to become the “top of your game”. The big gun in business.

Often, there is much sense in what they say.

Often, it’s a whole lot of worldly nonsense, based on self esteem and self worth.

As followers of Christ, we, too, SHOULD want to be the best we can, and to prosper in the lives that God has called us to. However, as Psalm 1 reminds us, it’s not the world’s ways that we should be following after in order to “succeed”.

As I was reading through II Chronicles, I hit what we could call a “Biblical route to prosperity”.

Chapter 26 is giving us some history lessons on the life of Uzziah – the same King Uzziah we read of in Isaiah, and Zechariah. It’s a fascinating account of the successful reign that he had in Judah. Before we read of these successes, we are given the key to his prosperity. It’s a lesson we would all do well to remember.

” and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.”

Yes, it’s as simple as that.

He sought the Lord.

One small word, so much depth to it.

When I looked up that word in Strong’s, it gave 3 significant aspects which would point us in the direction of its meaning.

“follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship:”

As we think about God prospering Uzziah, I believe that if WE follow the three areas involved in the meaning of “sought”, we, too, will prosper.

 

1. Follow

We can see that it specifically talks of pursuing and searching. We need firstly search in God’s word, to find out how we should be living our lives. How does God want us to walk? How does He want us to live? We need to daily seek out His truths and then proceed to obey its directives. Live it out on a daily basis. It talks of pursuing. Following after. We need to walk in the ways that Christ walked. Be like Him. Imitate Him. Of course, we can only do that if we seek His Word to find out what that walk should look like.

 

2. Seek or ask

Next, we have to ensure that our prayer life is healthy. We need to come to the Lord, daily, hourly, every moment, and ask for His help and strength to prosper in the day we are in. Prospering, not only in the physical and worldly gain sense, but in our spiritual lives and in our hearts. We need to have a constant communion with our Lord, talking with Him in the way, like the two on the road to Emmaus. As we walk along – in an everyday sort of way – we need to be talking with Him. Those instant and immediate prayers in time of need. Those pleas for help when things are tough. Those quiet “thank-yous” for the little things that bless us constantly. Seeking to be near His heart, by talking to Him.

 

3. Worship

In our busy lives, as we seek to accomplish much, one of the best things we can do is to take a step back and just acknowledge the greatness of God. Remember His goodness. Reflect on His mercies. Stand in awe at His majesty. Be filled with thankfulness for His grace. Confessing that we are nothing without God, and everything with Him.

IF we have all of this at the forefront of our lives, then we WILL prosper. It may not be an obvious material prosperity. It most certainly will be a prosperity in the things that matter. In the possessions of the heart and soul. In spiritual things. If we have a prosperity in this way, nothing else really matters.

Also, if we look further at the mean of prosperity, it means to “push forward”. We will be able to keep going – not to slip backwards, and not to stand still in our spiritual walk and in our lives – if we seek the Lord.

I pray that as we go through each day, above all else, we will seek the Lord, and so we will prosper.”

 

Caroline ist eine achtfache Homeschoolmom aus Großbritannien und bloggt hier:

http://thejoyfulkeeper.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

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Gesund leben !

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Gesund essen und leben ist neben Hausunterricht mein Lieblingsthema. Seit über 10 Jahren beschäftige ich mich damit. Dabei bin ich oft von einem Extrem ins andere gefallen, bin Scharlatanprodukten auf den Leim gegangen und habe viel Geld ausgegeben. Nun habe ich aber das Gefühl endlich den richtigen Weg für uns gefunden zu haben. Erstaunlicherweise habe ich festgestellt, dass gesundes Leben für uns auch sparsames Leben bedeutet.

Wenn man Informationen zum Thema gesundes Leben sammelt, wird man bald feststellen, dass die meisten Methoden und Produkte den Anspruch stellen die allein seligmachende Wahrheit gepachtet zu haben. Je mehr man liest, umso häufiger wiedersprechen sich die Aussagen. Die einen meinen nur Rohkost hätte genug lebendige Nährstoffe um uns zu ernähren und gesund zu halten. Anhänger der TCM meinen je länger man etwas kocht umso mehr Energie hat es aufgenommen. Und das ist nur ein Beispiel von vielen. Was mich zunehmend stört, ist die Tatsache, dass viele Produkte im Bioladen und Reformhaus mit esoterischen Blabla verkauft werden. Ich möchte hier niemanden auf die Zehen steigen, aber ich möchte deutlich machen, in welchem Dschungel man sich bewegt bei diesem Thema.

Der Weg den ich letztendlich für mich gefunden habe, klingt nicht besonders spektakulär. Aber wir fühlen uns alle wohl und sind gesund.

Die wesentlichsten Punkte für mich sind:

·         Wasser

·         Nahrung

·         Kleidung

Da wir Menschen nun mal größtenteils aus Wasser bestehen, ist es für mich ein sehr wichtiger Punkt. Früher lebte ich in den Bergen. Meine Eltern hatten eine eigene Quelle. Das Wasser war herrlich und   wir mussten nichts dafür bezahlen. Darum machte ich mir darüber nie Gedanken. Seit ich eine eigene Familie habe, wohne ich in der Stadt. Die Wasserwerke versichern immer wieder, dass wir großartiges Wasser haben. Nach längerer Recherche musste ich leider anderes feststellen. Nun begann die große Suche nach einem Wasserfilter, da schnell klar war, dass Flaschenwasser nicht in Frage kam. Zu schwer und zu teuer…! Den richtigen Wasserfilter zu finden stellte sich als sehr komplex heraus. Es gibt Modelle von 50 bis 4500 €! Das erste Gerät ein Osmosefilter war ein Fehlschlag. Dieses Gerät hätte unserer Gesundheit mehr geschadet als geholfen. Nach langem Suchen haben wir ein kostengünstiges Gerät gefunden, mit dem wir sehr zufrieden sind. Es braucht keinen Strom und Wasseranschluss. Dadurch können wir es auch mit in den Urlaub nehmen. Sehr angenehm sich im Urlaub mit dem Wasser aus der Leitung versorgen zu können ohne sich Sorgen machen zu müssen oder endlos Wasserflaschen zu kaufen. Seit wir unseren Wasserfilter haben, fühlen wir uns alle wohler und jeder trinkt gerne Wasser pur. Die Kinder verlangen nie nach Säften. Wir verwenden dieses Wasser auch zum Kochen, fürs Aquarium und zum Blumengießen. Es ist ja immer reichlich vorhanden.

Unsere Ernährung kann ich mit ein paar Worten zusammenfassen. Zu 90% Bio und regional. Einfache , leckere Hausmannkost. Frische regionale Produkte aus Österreich. Im Winter gibt es Äpfel und Walnüsse und keine Trauben. Das Getreide kaufe ich im Herbst bei einem Biobauern meines  Vertrauens. 50 kg Roggen, 25 kg Weizen, 10kg Buchweizen, Hirse und Dinkel sind unser Jahresbedarf. Wir haben eine gute Getreidemühle, die sich schon nach 8 Monaten amortisiert hat. Das Roggensauerteigbrot backe ich zweimal in der Woche. Der Getreidegroßeinkauf ist eine große Ersparnis und es ist ein gutes Gefühl zu wissen, dass man für ein Jahr versorgt ist.

Das Rindfleisch kaufe ich zweimal im Jahr bei einem Bauern in der Steiermark. Die Rinder (Hochlandrinder) leben 2 Jahre auf der Alm. Wir kennen die Tiere persönlich! So bekommen wir die beste Qualität zu einem sehr fairen Preis. Zur Zeit bin ich noch auf der Suche nach einem guten Lieferanten für Hühnerfleisch. Ein besonderer Luxus den wir uns leisten ist das Salz. Wir verwenden Salzburger Natursteinsalz. Das kostet wirklich ein kleines Vermögen. Aber  ich finde es ist die beste Wahl. Es ist naturbelassen und regional.

Es gibt bei uns fünf fixe Mahlzeiten, dadurch wollen die Kinder nicht ständig etwas zum Naschen haben. Durch die regelmäßigen und häufigen Mahlzeiten bleibt ihr Blutzuckerspiegel konstant. Dadurch wird Heißhunger vermieden.  Wenn wir aus dem Haus gehen, nehme ich immer selber Wasser in einer kleinen Glasflasche und eine kleine Jause mit. Dadurch kommen wir nicht in Versuchung unterwegs Geld für Snacks und Softdrinks auszugeben. Nachmittags gibt es meistens etwas Süßes wie Kuchen oder Kekse. Ich bin sicher, dass es besser ist, wenn die Kinder selbstgemachte Süßigkeiten essen. Für unsere Ernährung wende ich viel Zeit auf. Manchmal habe ich schon das Gefühl, dass ich kaum aus der Küche rauskomme. Ich denke, dass das nicht für jeden machbar ist. Durch den Großeinkauf und viel selber machen können wir uns eine sehr hochwertige Ernährung leisten. Dafür bin ich dankbar. In den Sommermonaten kaufen wir frisches, regionales Gemüse  zu günstigen Preisen.  Das wird dann entweder eingefroren oder eingerext( in Deutschland nennt man es einwecken!). Im Winter kaufen wir dann keine überteuerte, belastete Ware aus dem Ausland. Wir greifen ins Regal zu unseren Gläsern. Schaut auch sehr schön aus, und man hat auch gleich ein Geschenk griffbereit.

Leider liest man immer häufiger, dass Kleidung mit widerlichen Chemikalien behandelt ist. Ich kenne hervorragende Versandhäuser für Biokleidung. Leider ist es uns nicht möglich uns vollkommen  bio zu kleiden. Die Lösung ist für mich ist viel selber zu nähen. Teils kaufe ich sehr günstige Biostoffe, oder verarbeite alte Sachen zu neuen Lieblingsstücken. Meine Kinder haben die selbstgenähten Sachen am liebsten. Aus alter Bettwäsche habe ich entzückende Kleider für meine Mädchen genäht. Viele Leute haben uns darauf angesprochen.Öfter kaufen wir auch am Flohmarkt . Diese Kleidung wurde bereits so oft gewaschen, dass keine Chemikalien mehr drin sind. Den Rest kaufen wir dann eben beim Bioversand. Besonders Unterwäsche und Strumpfhosen.

Viel Freude auf eurem Weg zu einer gesunden und sparsamen Lebensweise.

Eine Homeschoolmami aus Oberösterreich

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Peter und der Wolf

 

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Peter und der Wolf (russisch Петя и волк) ist ein musikalisches Märchen von Sergei Prokofjew, der neben der Musik auch den Text schrieb. Es entstand 1936 nach der Rückkehr des Komponisten in die Sowjetunion, angeregt von Natalija Saz, der künstlerischen Leiterin des Moskauer Zentralen Kindertheaters, um Kinder mit den Instrumenten des Sinfonieorchesters vertraut zu machen ( wikipedia)

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Das Musikstück “Peter und der Wolf ” ist ein Teil der Musikprüfung in der 6.Klasse von J.

Natürlich machten wieder alle vom Kindergarten,über1.Klasse bis 4.Klasse mit.

J.war schnell desinteressiert,da die Geschichte doch mehr auf jüngere Kinder zugeschnitten ist

Aber bei den Burschen( 5 Jahre und 7 Jahre) war das Lapbook und die Hörgeschichte ein großer Hit,

Oft dramatisierten sie zur Musik ,oder malten das Lapbook an, während sie der Geschichte zuhörten,

Sehr erstaunt war ich aber , als die beiden von sich aus die Geschichte vor den anderen Geschwistern nacherzählen wollten.

Nacherzählungen  haben bis jetzt nicht so gut geklappt.

Was für ein Unterschied , wenn die Motivation vom Kind kommt !

http://www.zaubereinmaleins.de/kommentare/lapbook-peter-und-der-wolf….749/

 

 

 

 

Links :

http://vs-material.wegerer.at/musik/PeterWolf.pdf    http://www.lehrerweb.at/materials/gs/me/beispiele/peter_wolf_kartei.pdf

http://www.zum.de/Faecher/grund/RP/cd006-demo/peter-wolf/projekt.htm

 

 

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